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Double Negative gets Prime Focus its first Oscar

The company, which merged into Prime Focus, did fabulous SFX work on Interstellar

India's Ricky Kej, Vaswani win at Grammy while Anoushka loses

Kej was declared a winner for his collaborative album 'Winds of Samsara' in the New Age Album category

Sam Smith, Beck pick top awards at 57th Grammys

Beyonce also won in three categories --best R&B song, best R&B performance on 'Drunk in love' and for surround sound award for ...

'Boyhood', 'Grand Budapest Hotel' big winners at BAFTA 2015

The Grand Budapest Hotel dominated the ceremony by taking home five trophies

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Viacom18, Film Heritage Foundation launch film preservation workshop

Of 1,700 silent films made in India, only 5-6 complete films and 12-15 film fragments are available today

In Valparai, SMS alerts on wild elephants helps reduce deaths

A unique early-warning system using SMS to warn people about wild elephants has helped reduce deaths in tea country around the Anamalai hills in ...

Kochi Biennale: Art al fresco

The Kochi-Muziris Biennale is a reminder of the centuries-old traditions of multiculturalism and secularism of Kerala and India

Suit yourself

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi's advisers, taken aback by the dressing down they got on social media, chatterati circles, television studios ...

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Pop-up stores: Itinerant fashion

Fashion pop-up stores are all the rage with emerging designers who don't have the resources for standalone showrooms

Reinventing the wheel with vintage cars

From the 1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost to the 1939 Bentley Vande Plas - rare vintage cars and motorcycles will soon be seen in New Delhi

You only live once

Indian billionaires do not believe in sitting on their wealth. They'd rather go out and a buy a plane or two, or an expensive car, or maybe a ...

Tiger poaching has been a thriving trade in India: Niall McCann

Interview with the adventurer, explorer and scientist

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What Harish Khare heard

Much of history, when seen in retrospect, can take on an air of inevitability. Most susceptible to this illusion, in a way, are elections, ...

Many panic buttons to press

Mihir Sharma is well-known to readers of Business Standard. His articles are incisive, sharp, hard-hitting and have a good measure of sarcasm. ...

The divided man

Mohsin Hamid's Pakistan is much more than what he wryly calls it, a 'villain in the horror sub-industry within the news business'

How cash transfers can work

A universal basic income as an anchor for the 21st century social-protection system of India is desirable, whether as an additional social ...

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Malavika Sangghvi

The unchanging face of the establishment
Malavika Sangghvi

A recent exchange between two friends on Facebook got me thinking about the word "establishment". Challenged to describe the establishment in ...

Alok Chandra

From the vineyards of south Maharashtra
Alok Chandra

Last week, I drove 800 km from Pune to Sangli, Akluj and Baramati to visit seven wineries still operating in southern Maharashtra. I say "still ...

Mitali Saran

Whatever floats your flaming boat
Mitali Saran

The AIB episode should reassure us that we will steadfastly continue to address the long and scary list of India's problems by trying to ...

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IPL's beloved, again

With Yuvraj Singh attracting the highest price at the IPL auction for the second season running, the author evaluates his real worth

Chess (#1136)

The Grand Prix at Tbilisi is under way while the Zurich Challenge has just concluded. Evgeny Tomashevsky leads at Tbilisi with a fantastic 3.5 ...

At 25 mn, Indo-Pak match viewership creates history

The match saw India maintaining its unbeaten record against their arch-rivals

Chess (#1135)

The world champion shrugged off a third round loss against Arkadij Naiditsch to log successive wins against Viswanathan Anand and David

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Porsche 911 Targa 4S

Dial 911 for pleasure

The Porsche 911 Targa 4S is good looking, has enormous power, yet can run like a gentle creature in slow traffic. What more would you want from ...

Power wheels: Obama's 'Beast' vs Modi's BMW 7-Series

With a night-vision system, tear-gas cannons and a blood bank, Barack Obama's car is a "beast" on the road. Here's a look at how Narendra Modi's ...

Inner peace with the new Mercedes-Benz

The Mercedes-Benz CLA, with its radical good looks and smooth ride, should attract young first-time buyers

Firecracker of a crossover

It isn't imposing and has an uninspiring boxy silhouette, but the new Skoda Yeti is a capable compact SUV that can take on more than its size ...

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The sound of India

Two men have set up an archive of Indian music and theatre as well as recorded speeches of historical figures

The dilemma of ethics

In the Ramayana, after the battle has been won and Ravana vanquished, the epic instead of winding down to a happy ending throws up a dilemma. ...

History in miniatures

200 objects including Shah Jahan's recipe book, a rare photograph of Bahadur Shah Zafar and the earliest Indian Atlas have been brought to Delhi ...